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Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium


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Reviews

The following reviews have been added by visit leaders using the EVOLVE system.
Overview
4.8
78 reviews


Excellent
 
79%

Very Good
 
19%

Average
 
1%

Poor
 
0%

Awful
 
0%

Amazing organisation and knew exactly where to be and what were doing ahead of time. (December 2021 - Primary School)




(December 2021 - Secondary School)




(November 2021 - Primary School)




The planetarium was excellent and the girls really enjoyed it. This is an experience that I could not have done in school. (November 2021 - Primary School)




Excellent, well resourced and well organised. (November 2021 - Primary School)




(November 2021)




(October 2021 - Primary School)




All children thoroughly enjoyed the hands on activities throughout the Science Centre, and especially enjoyed watching the presentation on the planets in the Planetarium. Staff-led workshops were really informative, and really supported and enhanced what has been taught in school. (October 2021 - Primary School)




The visit met all our needs and the staff were friendly and helpful. The Planetarium was particularly good. (October 2021 - Primary School)




We did not get to attend due to COVID 19 outbreak but their support and preparation in advance of our trip was fantastic. The measure they had put in place in the early stages of the outbreak were thorough and reassuring. (April 2020 - Primary School)




Fabulous workshop on rockets Great planetarium show brilliant exhibts (March 2020 - Primary School)




(February 2020 - Primary School)




(February 2020 - Primary School)




The children really enjoyed exploring the exhibits and especially enjoyed their workshop. (February 2020 - Primary School)




(January 2020 - Secondary School)




(January 2020 - Primary School)




Children enjoyed the trip. All went smoothly. (December 2019 - Primary School)




(November 2019 - Primary School)




The planetarium, workshop and explorer space zones were all very good. The museum was really busy at times. (November 2019 - Primary School)




It was an excellent venue which linked with our current topic. The staff were helpful and organised which helped with the smooth running of the day. (October 2019 - Primary School)




Great engaging environment for all ages. (October 2019 - Primary School)




(October 2019 - Primary School)




(July 2019 - Secondary School)




Brilliant workshops and activities. Although there were many other schools on site that day the timetables were well worked out and everything ran smoothly. (July 2019 - Primary School)




Excellent workshop. Good planetarium show. More guidance around other exhibits would be good. (July 2019 - Secondary School)




(July 2019 - Secondary School)




(July 2019 - Primary School)




Not too easily adaptable for my SEN students. (June 2019 - Secondary School)




(June 2019 - Primary School)




The children always get a lot from the visit and is valuable as part of our science work. (June 2019 - Primary School)




Excellent facilities. (June 2019 - Primary School)




(June 2019 - Primary School)




(June 2019 - Primary School)




(June 2019 - Primary School)




very hands on engaging experience for pupils with a focus on career options. (June 2019 - Secondary School)




(June 2019 - Secondary School)




(May 2019 - Primary School)




(April 2019 - Primary School)




(April 2019 - Primary School)




Very amenable, knowledgeable and flexible staff - the workshops in particular were excellent and really enthused the children. We probably will not be visiting the gift shop next time we visit as we did not feel like we had enough time. (April 2019 - Primary School)




(April 2019 - Primary School)




(April 2019 - Primary School)




This was a fantastic days for opening the girl's eye to possible careers in STEM. They enjoyed the science facilities of the centre and challenging their understanding. They gained new knowledge in the planetarium. (March 2019 - Secondary School)




(March 2019 - Secondary School)




(March 2019 - Primary School)




Workshops fabulous, planetarium - tailored to groups needs, exhibition awesome. (March 2019 - Primary School)




I believe the workshop should have had more resources so that the children per group was less. More time for children to improve their rockets on formation they had gained from other tests would have improved problem solving aspect. (March 2019 - Primary School)




(February 2019 - Secondary School)




Attended Big Bang careers fair not just Science Centre (February 2019 - Secondary School)




(January 2019 - Primary School)




The outcomes were meant by all pupils on trip. All were able to identify or link most of the exhibits to the use of forces. While most were able to understand the uses of forces in the real world. While some of the pupils were able to understand the effect of the forces on their activities. (January 2019)




(January 2019 - Secondary School)




Whole school trip for 4-11 year olds. They all enjoyed the day and their individual workshops. (January 2019 - Primary School)




(January 2019 - Primary School)




It was a really worthwhile trip which linked to the topic and our learning. (November 2018 - Primary School)




Well organised, efficient, friendly and helpful staff. Good content to activities, exactly the right level of challenge. Facilities were clean, well signed and well maintained. (November 2018 - Primary School)




very well organised, good admin. Great contact and communication throughout the visit. (November 2018 - Primary School)




(November 2018 - Secondary School)




The girls learnt a huge amount from our day. The centre itself was very busy but as they had organised a staggered timetable for each of the school groups, the girls were able to access the majority of the activities easily. (November 2018 - Primary School)




(November 2018)




The planetarium was engaging and the children thoroughly enjoyed sitting back and watching the planets and stars go by. They learnt about different constellations and the stories behind them. They also learnt about stars and planets. The new explorer zone was very informative and gave the children a hands on experience which was space related. The rocket workshop which we booked was super as it made the children think about how rockets are boosted into space using a chemical reaction. They were also able to have a go at building rockets as groups. The whole trip was a pleasure, the theme of Space engaged the children as the trip reiterated their previous learning and extended their thinking further. (October 2018 - Primary School)




Engaging activities were available that the students enjoyed interacting with. The planetarium show was enjoyed by all students. They would highly recommend it to other students. (October 2018 - Secondary School)




The centre itself was great (September 2018 - Secondary School)




The children all had a fantastic day and learnt a huge amount from the exhibition and participating in the Control Technology workshop. (July 2018 - Primary School)




(May 2018 - Secondary School)




(May 2018 - Secondary School)




(April 2018 - Secondary School)




excellent (April 2018 - Primary School)




excellent (April 2018 - Primary School)




excellent (April 2018 - Primary School)




eacellenty (April 2018 - Primary School)




eacellenty (April 2018 - Primary School)




educational, professional, inspirational. (March 2018 - Secondary School)




(February 2018)




(February 2018 - Primary School)




(January 2018 - Primary School)




Excellent venue with well trained staff. very safe environment and loads of things to do for the children. (December 2017 - Primary School)




(December 2017 - Primary School)




Description

No further information has been added by this provider.

Contact

Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium
Winchester
Hampshire
SO21 1HZ
LOtC

Reviews

The following reviews have been added by visit leaders using the EVOLVE system.
Overview
4.8
78 reviews


Excellent
 
79%

Very Good
 
19%

Average
 
1%

Poor
 
0%

Awful
 
0%

December 2021 - Primary School
Amazing organisation and knew exactly where to be and what were doing ahead of time.



December 2021 - Secondary School




November 2021 - Primary School




November 2021 - Primary School
The planetarium was excellent and the girls really enjoyed it. This is an experience that I could not have done in school.



November 2021 - Primary School
Excellent, well resourced and well organised.



November 2021




October 2021 - Primary School




October 2021 - Primary School
All children thoroughly enjoyed the hands on activities throughout the Science Centre, and especially enjoyed watching the presentation on the planets in the Planetarium. Staff-led workshops were really informative, and really supported and enhanced what has been taught in school.



October 2021 - Primary School
The visit met all our needs and the staff were friendly and helpful. The Planetarium was particularly good.



April 2020 - Primary School
We did not get to attend due to COVID 19 outbreak but their support and preparation in advance of our trip was fantastic. The measure they had put in place in the early stages of the outbreak were thorough and reassuring.



March 2020 - Primary School
Fabulous workshop on rockets Great planetarium show brilliant exhibts



February 2020 - Primary School




February 2020 - Primary School




February 2020 - Primary School
The children really enjoyed exploring the exhibits and especially enjoyed their workshop.



January 2020 - Secondary School




January 2020 - Primary School




December 2019 - Primary School
Children enjoyed the trip. All went smoothly.



November 2019 - Primary School




November 2019 - Primary School
The planetarium, workshop and explorer space zones were all very good. The museum was really busy at times.



October 2019 - Primary School
It was an excellent venue which linked with our current topic. The staff were helpful and organised which helped with the smooth running of the day.



October 2019 - Primary School
Great engaging environment for all ages.



October 2019 - Primary School




July 2019 - Secondary School




July 2019 - Primary School
Brilliant workshops and activities. Although there were many other schools on site that day the timetables were well worked out and everything ran smoothly.



July 2019 - Secondary School
Excellent workshop. Good planetarium show. More guidance around other exhibits would be good.



July 2019 - Secondary School




July 2019 - Primary School




June 2019 - Secondary School
Not too easily adaptable for my SEN students.



June 2019 - Primary School




June 2019 - Primary School
The children always get a lot from the visit and is valuable as part of our science work.



June 2019 - Primary School
Excellent facilities.



June 2019 - Primary School




June 2019 - Primary School




June 2019 - Primary School




June 2019 - Secondary School
very hands on engaging experience for pupils with a focus on career options.



June 2019 - Secondary School




May 2019 - Primary School




April 2019 - Primary School




April 2019 - Primary School




April 2019 - Primary School
Very amenable, knowledgeable and flexible staff - the workshops in particular were excellent and really enthused the children. We probably will not be visiting the gift shop next time we visit as we did not feel like we had enough time.



April 2019 - Primary School




April 2019 - Primary School




March 2019 - Secondary School
This was a fantastic days for opening the girl's eye to possible careers in STEM. They enjoyed the science facilities of the centre and challenging their understanding. They gained new knowledge in the planetarium.



March 2019 - Secondary School




March 2019 - Primary School




March 2019 - Primary School
Workshops fabulous, planetarium - tailored to groups needs, exhibition awesome.



March 2019 - Primary School
I believe the workshop should have had more resources so that the children per group was less. More time for children to improve their rockets on formation they had gained from other tests would have improved problem solving aspect.



February 2019 - Secondary School




February 2019 - Secondary School
Attended Big Bang careers fair not just Science Centre



January 2019 - Primary School




January 2019
The outcomes were meant by all pupils on trip. All were able to identify or link most of the exhibits to the use of forces. While most were able to understand the uses of forces in the real world. While some of the pupils were able to understand the effect of the forces on their activities.



January 2019 - Secondary School




January 2019 - Primary School
Whole school trip for 4-11 year olds. They all enjoyed the day and their individual workshops.



January 2019 - Primary School




November 2018 - Primary School
It was a really worthwhile trip which linked to the topic and our learning.



November 2018 - Primary School
Well organised, efficient, friendly and helpful staff. Good content to activities, exactly the right level of challenge. Facilities were clean, well signed and well maintained.



November 2018 - Primary School
very well organised, good admin. Great contact and communication throughout the visit.



November 2018 - Secondary School




November 2018 - Primary School
The girls learnt a huge amount from our day. The centre itself was very busy but as they had organised a staggered timetable for each of the school groups, the girls were able to access the majority of the activities easily.



November 2018




October 2018 - Primary School
The planetarium was engaging and the children thoroughly enjoyed sitting back and watching the planets and stars go by. They learnt about different constellations and the stories behind them. They also learnt about stars and planets. The new explorer zone was very informative and gave the children a hands on experience which was space related. The rocket workshop which we booked was super as it made the children think about how rockets are boosted into space using a chemical reaction. They were also able to have a go at building rockets as groups. The whole trip was a pleasure, the theme of Space engaged the children as the trip reiterated their previous learning and extended their thinking further.



October 2018 - Secondary School
Engaging activities were available that the students enjoyed interacting with. The planetarium show was enjoyed by all students. They would highly recommend it to other students.



September 2018 - Secondary School
The centre itself was great



July 2018 - Primary School
The children all had a fantastic day and learnt a huge amount from the exhibition and participating in the Control Technology workshop.



May 2018 - Secondary School




May 2018 - Secondary School




April 2018 - Secondary School




April 2018 - Primary School
excellent



April 2018 - Primary School
excellent



April 2018 - Primary School
excellent



April 2018 - Primary School
eacellenty



April 2018 - Primary School
eacellenty



March 2018 - Secondary School
educational, professional, inspirational.



February 2018




February 2018 - Primary School




January 2018 - Primary School




December 2017 - Primary School
Excellent venue with well trained staff. very safe environment and loads of things to do for the children.



December 2017 - Primary School